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Island life to showcase on Carriageworks

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Update: 3:37PM FIJIAN designer Aisea Konrote will be taking his island-inspired fashion label to the Pacific Runway in Sydney, Australia, next month with the hope to showcase Fijian lifestyle at Australia's largest Pacific fashion show.

Konrote said with two months preparation time, he now looked forward to sharing and learning from our neighboring island designers at the show.

He said his designs were in the resort wear category and with locally-sourced materials, he was able to pull off the 15 piece collection.

"My theme is 'Sunrise/ Sunset', and all garments are inspired by our island life, from the first outfit depicting sun rays to the final one called the 'lovo' depiction," Konrote said.

"There are three men's wear and 12 women's wear - of which two are wearable art."

The colours for his designs range from pastel to hues to a dense combination at the end.

With fundraising events to support his trip to Australia, Konrote was thankful for the support of the Fiji Fashion Council and friends who covered his entry fee and airfare expenses to Australia.

His final fundraising show will be held at 8 knots in Nadi on September 23.

The Pacific Runway will take place on October 27 at Sydney's Carriageworks - the largest and most significant contemporary multi-arts centre of its kind in Australia. 

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